The Rex Wailes Collection. Rex Wailes visits USA and surveys Long Island and Nantucket windmills

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    Cookson, Mildred M [Author]

    Publisher Milling & Grain
    Year of publication 2020

    Medium Digital

    People and communities > Biographies & tributes

    Scope & contentI have mentioned previously that travelling formed an important part of Rex's lifestyle. In 1929 he took a three-month trip to North America and spent much time on the Eastern Seaboard as well as in Canada. His trip to Long Island and then to Cape Cod and Nantucket produced a wealth of information from photographs and the notes he made. His diary of the time, now at the Mills Archive, outlined his approach:

    "Next morning, Saturday, I met Mr Fuller as arranged and we walked up to the mill which he unlocked and left me with a flashlight, and instructions to return the key to him at 1pm. I spent all the morning there, measuring up and taking photographs." This mill is still standing for the visitor to see today..." Read more.


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